Professor of Aerostructures & Zaharoff Professor of Aviation
Head of Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College (2009-2017). Prior to joining Imperial College in 2005, he was Professor of Computational Mechanics and the Director of Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London (1997-2004) and Reader and Head of Damage Tolerance Division at WIT, Southampton (1987-1997).
Ferri M.H. Aliabadi has worked for 25 years in the field of Computational Structural Mechanics and has established an international reputation for his achievements in development of Computational Method related to Fracture & Damage Mechanics. He has pioneered a new generation of boundary element methods and is noted for his contributions to other fields including Acoustics, Nonlinear Mechanics, Contact and Wear Mechanics, Sensitivity Analysis and Optimisation, Uncertainty Quantification and Reliability Analysis and Multiscale Material Modelling (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/structural-integrity-health-monitoring/).
During the past 7 years, he has pursued research and development in Structural Health Monitoring for composite airframe in collaboration with the aeronautics industry (Airbus, Leonardo) supported by significant EU funding. He has been the PI and coordinator of EU projects SMASH and SCOPE and coordinated the SHM plaform for the wing in SARISTU project. The latest project is a 10M Euro cleansky II, core-partnership SHERLOC which he is the PI and coordinator with the aim of developing the next generation of smart (highly sensorized) composite airframe.
Ferri Aliabadi has published 350 papers in leading international journals and 61 books related to Experimental and Computational Methods in Solids and Structures. He has been the editor in chief of 6 international journals and currently is editor in chief of international journal of Multiscale Modelling (https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/jmm) and Experimental and Computational Methods in Solids and Structures book series (https://www.worldscientific.com/series/cems). He is also on editorial board of 8 other international journals. Prof. Aliabadi has been recipient of several awards including the ICCES Distinguished Achievement Medal. Prof Aliabadi has been the primarily supervisor of 61 successful PhD studies.
Ferri Aliabadi has coordinated and participated in close to 35 national and international research projects and continues to work closely with the aerospace sector in UK and Europe. He is a frequent Keynote speaker at international conferences related to Structural Mechanics and Computational Methods and has given many lecture tours internationally on the topic. He is currently a Foreign Expert in the Area of Multiscale Modelling as part of the Chinese Education Ministry 111-project.
Li J, Khodaei ZS, Aliabadi MH, 2019, Dynamic fracture analysis of Kane–Mindlin plates using the dual boundary element method, Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements, Vol:106, ISSN:0955-7997, Pages:217-227
Seno AH, Sharif Khodaei Z, Aliabadi MHF, 2019, Passive sensing method for impact localisation in composite plates under simulated environmental and operational conditions, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol:129, ISSN:0888-3270, Pages:20-36
Fu H, Sharif Khodaei Z, Aliabadi M, 2019, An energy-efficient cyber-physical system for wireless on-board aircraft structural health monitoring, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol:128, ISSN:0888-3270, Pages:352-368
Li J, Khodaei ZS, Aliabadi MH, 2019, Modelling of the high-frequency fundamental symmetric Lamb wave using a new boundary element formulation, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:155, ISSN:0020-7403, Pages:235-247
Fu H, Sharif Khodaei Z, Aliabadi M, 2019, A bio-inspired host-parasite structure for broadband vibration energy harvesting from low-frequency random sources, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:114, ISSN:0003-6951